Join State of Man and Service2Humanity Tour at the Greater Chicago Food Depository

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Greater Chicago Food Depository

State of Man will join the Greater Chicago Food Depository on July 24, 2009 to assist with sorting food from 9AM – 12PM and  perform live at 101.9 WTMX’s “Taste of Lincoln Ave” Festival on July 25, 4PM on the Rightwood Main Stage, as part of the band’s Service2Humanity Tour stop in Chicago.  Only 6 more volunteers can join band members for the service project, so feel free to arrive on site early following the Greater Chicago Food Depository provided information below.

SERVICE2HUMANITY CHICAGO PROJECT INFO

When: Friday, July 24, 2009 from 9am – 12pm

Where: 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, Chicago IL 60632

Who We Are

As Cook County’s food bank, the Greater Chicago Food Depository distributes more than 55 million pounds of food each year.  A large portion of this food must be inspected or sorted and then packaged before it can be safely distributed through a network of over 600 member agencies (food pantries, kitchens, shelters, etc).  Volunteers complete much of this work.  Frequent projects involve re-packaging bulk cereal or pasta, sorting bread or canned food donations, or gleaning produce.

Requirements

Dress: Volunteers must wear long pants and close-toed shoes.

You will not be permitted to work in the warehouse if you are wearing sandals or shorts/skirt.

Age: Our minimum age for volunteers is 13 years old.  For volunteers under the age of 16, we require a 1:4 supervision ratio (one adult for every four 13-15 year olds).

What To Expect

Orientation: Before working, we provide a brief orientation for all new volunteers.  We will talk about how the Food Depository functions, who we serve, and answer any questions you may have about our operation.

Work Session: You will spend the majority of the session repacking food in the warehouse.  Groups may be given a short break halfway through a three hour session. Volunteers must be able to stand for up to 90 minutes while doing some light lifting and bending.

What To Bring?

We ask that each volunteer bring an item of canned or non-perishable food to donate. A list of most needed food items is available upon request.

We encourage volunteers not to bring personal belongings to the facility; however, a limited number of lockers are available if needed.

Questions? Please contact Volunteer Services at (773)-247-3663.

Directions to the

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Driving:

From the North or East

Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-94) south/east, OR Lake Shore Drive south.  Exit onto the southbound Stevenson Expressway (I-55) and take it to the Pulaski exit.  Turn left (south) onto Pulaski Road and head south for approximately 2 blocks.  Turn right (west) onto W. Ann Lurie Place (4200 South) and take it to the Food Depository at 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place. Turn right (north) onto Keeler to enter the parking lot.

From the West or South

Take the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) north and exit at Pulaski.  Turn right (south) onto Pulaski Road and head south for approximately 2 blocks.  Turn right (west) onto W. Ann Lurie Place (4200 South) and take it to the Food Depository at 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place. Turn right (north) onto Keeler to enter the parking lot.

Public Transportation:

From the Loop

Take the Orange Line south (toward Midway Airport) and exit at Pulaski.  Catch the Pulaski bus (#53A) going north.  Get off at the corner of Pulaski and Ann Lurie Place (4200 South).  Walk one tenth of a mile west to 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place.

From the West Side

Take the Pulaski bus (#53A).  Get off at the corner of Pulaski and Ann Lurie Place (4200 South).  Walk one tenth of a mile west to 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place.

Attention Volunteer Groups:

Please use the Volunteer Entrance near the west gate.

Buses are not permitted to enter the parking lot.

Please park buses on Keeler and walk into parking lot to Volunteer Entrance.  All other vehicles may park in lot.

MAP TO GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY

4100 WEST ANN LURIE PLACE

CHICAGO, IL 60632

773-247-3663

Thank you for volunteering – we look forward to working with you!

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